Identification of mold on skin and hair of house cat

UNSPECIFIED (2014) Identification of mold on skin and hair of house cat. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Proceeding of international biology conference (IBOC) 2014: Biodiversity and Biotechnology for human welfare. Departemen Biologi Fakultas MIPA Institus Teknologi Sepuluh November, Surabaya, pp. 162-164. ISBN 9789799731630

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Cats are one of human's favorite pets. The health and hygiene of cat's skin and hair are one thing that need to be considered. The low levels of hygiene can cause infections for cat. One common cause of the infection is mold. Mold can used keratin from cat's skin and hair to growth and caused an illness for a cat and also pet owners. Therefore, a mold identification on cat's skin and hair are needed. The identification of mold can be done through a methods such as Wood's Lamp, Tape Strip Test and also a culture. A total of 40 fungal isolates were obtained from hair of the 20 cats investigated. Based on the observation of macroscopic and microscopic a suspected mold in spreading of cat's skin and hair has successfully indentified. Isolates that has successfully identified are belong to genera of Aspergillus sp. (45%), and Penicillium sp (30%). The results shows that cats could carry mold that have a large disrupt of human's health and also house cat.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Presented in "International Biology Conference (IBOC) 2014: Biodiversity and Biotechnology For Human Welfare" held in Surabaya, 8 November 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords: identification, mold, cat, Aspergillus sp., Penicillium sp., tape strip test, wood's lamp
Subjects: 500 Natural sciences & mathematics > 570 Life sciences (Biology)
500 Natural sciences & mathematics > 590 Animals (Zoology)
Divisions: Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia (UAI) > Fakultas Sains dan Teknologi (FST) > Biologi
Depositing User: Rifda Jilan
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2020 16:27
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2020 16:27

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